Niamh Lawless

Following Donna, Red Cross nurse

My Activity Tracking


My target 160 kms

Hello friends and family!

Kia ora friends and whanau!

So… believe it or not I have somehow committed myself to a step challenge. Yes! That’s right. I’ll be walking 10,000 steps a day for 21 days in September because of my aroha for New Zealand Red Cross and the amazing things we do.

I need your help!

As you may already know, New Zealand Red Cross are legends – they provide relief to Kiwis affected by disaster, deploy specialist delegates overseas, and help former refugee families settle here in Aotearoa. So, I'd like to ask you to consider donating $20 to help Red Cross (and help me reach my goal!).

By donating to Red Cross Journey, you will help to make a difference in the community. You will be helping…

  • Our disaster response teams support people affected by events such as Christchurch in the March 15 attacks; Nelson during the devastating fires; and Christchurch after that frightening gas explosion just the other week.
  • Settle former refugees into life in New Zealand.
  • People get Meals on Wheels delivered to their door and taken to medical appointments.
  • Our highly-skilled international delegates work in areas of conflict and disaster around the world.

Red Cross does so much in New Zealand and overseas, thanks to people like you. 

Not only will I be getting fit (and potentially obsessed with my step count!) during this step challenge, I’ll be following the incredible real-life journey of Donna, a Red Cross nurse who has worked all over the world to help people affected by conflict and disaster. She has seen immense pain and suffering, but also joy in the people she has helped along her journey.

The more I step, the more I’ll learn about Donna’s journey – great idea huh?? This is a step challenge with a difference.

Convinced? Simply donate $20 (or more!) because you love me (and New Zealand Red Cross).


Thank you to my Sponsors


Anne Steele


Hancock Family

Go Niamh - you're the best :)


Denise Church

Go Niamh Is there a bonus for uphill? D


Brid And Seamus Cullen


Mark Inglis

Enjoy the journey, love your work!


Heather Tuckey

Wowsers Niamh, what an awesome goal! The Tuckey - Wyndhams will be on the look out to provide you with some good nourishing baking to keep you going for those 21 days! (c/- the bakers in the house!)



Good luck Niamh!


Caoimhe & Callum

Step it up Auntie Niamh!



Good luck!


Shay Cullen

Well done Niamh, keep up the good work


Emer Cullen


Niamh Lawless